Defection: Akpabio Infiltrating APC For PDP, He’s ‘A Clever Player’ – Omokri
Reno Omokri, media aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has given a different angle to Godswill Akpabio’s purported defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, from opposition, the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.
Mr. Omokri suggested the Senator and two-time former Governor of Akwa Ibom State is too smart to dump PDP for APC, rather he is being planted there to infiltrate the party as it always is between two sides i battle.
Rumours of Akpabio’s possible defection began gathering last week, and reached a crescendo over the weekend when he met President Muhammadu Buhari in London.
Already, Akpabio has been unofficially welcomed to the APC – first by the party’s official Twitter handle, and also by Lai Mohammed, who has “gladly welcomed” the defection of the Senate Minority Leader, saying it amounts to a “one-one goalless draw”.
Now, Omokri has suggested that Akpabio is set to join APC to work for the PDP.
“Don’t assume the worst about Senator Akpabio,” he wrote on his Facebook page on Monday afternoon.
“There is more to this than meets the eye. The Akpabio I know is a clever player! In battle, you sometimes send some of your own agents to infiltrate your opponent’s camp.
“This affords you the opportunity of destroying him from within. Politics is war by other means. Akpabio is no fool. Don’t render your judgment just yet.”